Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
June 5, 1861
the Hillsborough Recorder
Macon, June 02, 1861
a meeting of the Orange Guards, held May the 31st, on motion, Lieut.
Webb was called to the Chair, and Sergeant J. A. Graham requested to act as Secretary.† Two members of the Company were allowed to
resign at their own request.† In order to
arrive at the sense of the Company in regard to their willingness to remain
together for the defense [sic] of our country, several were called upon to
speak, and as far as could be told by the hearty and frequent applause which
greeted the remarks, our Company will remain together as brothers, to defend to
the last our mother State, and together with herís
the liberty of her Southern sisters.† On
motion, A. W. Cheek, J. L. Haughton and Fred. Nash were appointed a Committee
to draft resolutions expressive of the acknowledgements of the Company to the
citizens of Orange,
and ladies particularly, for the many kindnesses shown us since we came here.
Committee reported the following resolutions:
††††††††††† Resolved: That the thanks of the company
are due and are hereby tendered to our fellow-citizens of Orange for the many favors and attentions
received at their hands since our arrival at Fort Macon.
††††††††††† Resolved: That the ladies are especially
entitled to our gratitude for the concert given by them for our benefit and the
thousand other favors to us.
L. HAUGHTON, Committee